A replica of a Bronze Age boat created by British craftsmen and archaeologists failed to float when it was launched, officials said.
Crowds gathered in Dover Saturday to watch the launching of the replica boat, Kent Online reported.
The team that built the boat worked on it for several months using the same tools and methods employed during the Bronze Age 3,500 years ago.
However, before a team of rowers boarded the vessel, it began to sink. The boat started listing minutes after it was lowered into the Dover Marina and had to be hoisted back out.
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